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‘America’s Whiniest Victim’ Trends After NYT Op-Ed Criticizes Trump

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The phrase “America’s Whiniest Victim” began trending on Twitter early Monday morning after a New York Times op-ed claimed that President Donald Trump was the “whiniest victim” of all.

Some Twitter users took the opportunity to make fun of the NYT op-ed by listing other people that are substantially more “whiny” than Trump, while others decided to defend the op-ed.

“So the NYT is calling Trump ‘America’s Whiniest ‘Victim, I guess they haven’t seen much of Jim Acosta on CNN the last few months? Stupid,” one Twitter user noted.

https://twitter.com/GrantJKidney/status/894519141419372546

“Naw, Shaun King is America’s Whiniest ‘Victim,‘” another person tweeted.

https://twitter.com/FedUp24seven/status/894511664384667648

“America’s Whiniest ‘Victim’” Jim Acosta? Ed Skipper? Maxine Waters? Too many to name,” one person joked.

NYT op-ed columnist Charles Blow characterized Trump as the “reigning king of American victimhood” in his Monday column.

“In this way he was a perfect reflection of the new Whiny Right. Trump is its instrument, articulation, embodiment,” Blow wrote. “He’s not so much representative of it but of an idea- the waning power of whiteness, privilege, patriarchy, access and the cultural and economic surety that accrues to the possessors of such.”

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